We believe that educational visits are an integral part of the curriculum and learning experience for every child. Appropriately planned visits enhance learning and improve attainment, and so form a key part of what makes Lyndhurst Primary School a supportive and effective learning environment. The benefits to pupils of taking part in visits and leaning outside the classroom include, but are not limited to:
- Improvements in their ability to cope with change.
- Increased critical curiosity and resilience.
- Opportunities for meaning making, creativity, developing learning relationships and practising strategic awareness.
- Improved achievement and attainment across a range of subjects. Pupils are active participants not passive consumers, and a wide range of learning styles can flourish.
- Enhanced opportunities for real world learning in context and the development of social and emotional aspects of intelligence.
- Increased risk management skills through opportunities for involvement in practical risk-benefit decisions in a range of contexts.
- Greater sense of personal responsibility.
- Possibilities for genuine team working including enhanced communication skills.
- Improved environmental appreciation, knowledge, awareness and understanding of a variety of environments.
- Improved awareness and knowledge of the importance and practices of sustainability.
- Physical skill acquisition and the development of a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Our priorities at Lyndhurst is to ensure that all visits are safe, educational and enjoyable!
We aim to notify parents of trips at least two weeks in advance. As much as is possible trip dates will be available at the start of the academic year and be included in the termly parent information pack.
We will often ask for parent volunteers to help support us with trips. You can express interest by letting the office know, they will then confirm if your help will be required or not.
What if I cannot afford a trip?
We aim to make our school trips as affordable as we can as we want them to be accessible to all. If you have concerns about your ability to pay for a school trip, speak to your class teacher, a member of the office team or a member of the leadership team and we will find a way to help.
What happens if I do not giver permission for my child to attend a trip?
We believe that trips are an important part of the school experience so in the first instance we would get in touch with you to discuss your concerns and explore ways that we could enable your child to participate. However if we cannot find an agreement your child will be placed in an alternate class with learning to complete.